This is a must in your Kit's collection. She received this coat from her mother who made it from one of Kit's Dad's old coats. The fabric is just like a real coat. My mother has a coat just like it, and they feel the same. It definitely is thick enough to withstand years and years of play. The belt is the problem. I undid it and I found it extremely difficult to get it back through. It took me about 30 minutes to get it undone, and it took 15 minutes to get it back on again. I'm afraid to take it out again. So, I looped the belt around the coat, and it is in the back now, and all you see in the front are the buttons. It looks a little silly. I first I took the belt out all the way. It didn't look to bad, but it was a little funny to have two belt loops and no belt.